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Uttoxeter swimmer Adam Peaty makes a splash in Berlin

By UttoxeterPostandTimes.3522974.UttoxeterPostandTimes  |  Posted: March 04, 2014

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UTTOXETER swimming prospect Adam Peaty has brought home an impressive medal haul from a meet in Berlin.

The 19-year-old, of Byrds Lane, was outstanding at the international event and showed he is right on course to qualify for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this year.

Peaty recorded a personal best in the 50m breaststroke, completing the distance in an impressive time of 27.51secs and beating home favourite Marco Koch into second place by more than half a second.

His other gold came in the 100m breaststroke, where he finished first ahead of fellow Briton Chris Steeples.

Peaty, swimming for the City of Derby club, recorded another personal best over the two-length distance of 59.90, winning by well over a second.

Koch, four years Peaty’s senior and the overall top male at the meet, got his revenge in the 200m, winning in 2mins, 8.84secs, with Peaty third and taking bronze in 2:12.24 – close to his personal best over the distance.

His mother, Caroline, said: “Adam was very happy with his performance in Berlin and is on course for the Commonwealth Games.

“It’s now a case of working on little bits – turns and starts.”

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